Gov. Walker Announces Road and County Highway Projects

By KBJR News 1

May 2, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM CDT

Governor Scott Walker announced more than $14.2 million in state funds to help complete town road and municipal street improvement projects around Wisconsin...including Iron, Sawyer and Washburn counties.

58 projects will received almost $11.6 million through the Town Road Discretionary Improvement (TRID) program by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Island Lake Road in Iron County will be receiving improvements. The total estimated cost of the repairs will be $211,000.00 and will be provided $103,823.40 through TRID state funds.

Highline Road in Sawyer County will receive $100,871.08 through TRID funds and the total estimated cost is projected to be $205,000.00.

In Washburn County, Heisterkamp Road will receive $331,750.00 for the project and $163,238.93 through TRID funds.

Eight projects, totaling nearly $2.7 million in state funds will be awarded through the department's Municipal Street Discretionary Improvement
(MSID) program.

TRID provides state funds for high-cost town road improvement projects totaling $100,000 or more in eligible costs.

The current state budget for Wisconsin provides an extra $10 million for TRID-related projects.

Overall, the 58 TRID projects total nearly $23.5 million.

The eight MSID projects will total nearly $7.7 million.

Both programs can provide up to 50% reimbursement of total eligible costs.

Projects are selected based on recommendations from statewide committees.

Governor Scott Walker also announced $10,259,084 in state funds to help complete 42 county highway improvement projects around the state of Wisconsin...including highways in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Polk Counties.

The funds will be through the County Highway Improvement Discretionary (CHID) program by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Ashland County will receive a total estimated cost of $500,000.00 for County Highway F (3.36 miles). CHID will offer $140,269.76.

Bayfield County will receive $150,000.00 through CHID for County Highway C (2.98 miles) at an estimated cost at $607,000.00.

Douglas County's County Highway F (6.16 miles) will receive $250,000.00 through CHID for a total estimated project cost of $905,000.00 for repairs.

County Highway W (3.97 miles) in Polk County will receive $240,000.00 through CHID funds with a total estimated cost at $482,117.00.

Statewide, the 42 projects carry almost $32.9 million and the program can provide up to 50% reimbursement of total costs.

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